Originally posted by Tom Wolsey
Some verses in favor of the eternal torment position are:
Mark 9:47-49 " ... thrown into hell, where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. For everyone will be salted with fire"
Rev 14:11 " And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night..."
I am not arguing for eternal torment. I le ...[text shortened]... they favor the eternal torment position. Eternal torment is the establishment, consensus view.
Tom, welcome to the forum. If you are a new member (and not someone returning under other name, which happens) then you find it quite exciting** in here at times. Seriously, welcome.
By "argument" I meant a reasonably concise exegesis of those and the other scriptures which went some way to overcoming the obvious moral and even logical incoherence of the eternal hell notion.
I used to be an annihilation believer but I may be changing my mind to something else which would be considered quite strange and bring me into bad odour with other posters such as @sonship
, who's ears I've boxed relentlessly for a few years for holding what I call "strange beliefs".
In the meantime, I'll probably just side with you on the annihilation POV.